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What causes a tender spot on the outside of the throat?

I have a tender spot on the outside of my throat, just left of center. My throat is not sore on the inside at all. I have no swelling or visible signs. I recently recovered from a bad cold and have no signs of the cold anymore except for my right ear feels slightly clogged. I m curious if the sore spot is caused by an irritated lymph node caused by a secondary infection. Does this require antibiotics or can my body fight it off alone?
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
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Hi,

The pain on the left side of neck is most probably due to inflammation of thyroid cartilage or thyroid bone
- This can be due to a lymph node or muscular
- Bad cold has given you inflammation inside the middle ear cavity by inflammation through Eustachian tube

I would advise you the following:
- Consult your Doctor for an actual examination on the outside of neck, ears and throat
- You will be prescribed proper anti-inflammatory medicine, decongestant and antibiotic if required
- Take plenty of oral fluids
- Take bed rest for early recovery

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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What causes a tender spot on the outside of the throat?

Hi, The pain on the left side of neck is most probably due to inflammation of thyroid cartilage or thyroid bone - This can be due to a lymph node or muscular - Bad cold has given you inflammation inside the middle ear cavity by inflammation through Eustachian tube I would advise you the following: - Consult your Doctor for an actual examination on the outside of neck, ears and throat - You will be prescribed proper anti-inflammatory medicine, decongestant and antibiotic if required - Take plenty of oral fluids - Take bed rest for early recovery Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon